The thick fringe in the mittens edge was crocheted the way it is taught in the book "Decorative Crocheting" (Koreaa virkkaamalla) ISBN 951-96888-4-6. It is a book of decorative crocheting combined with knitting in beautiful sweaters made in Korsnas Finland from the late 1800s. The book features also mittens and small purses and wrist warmers which are decorated with these fringe edges. If there is someone looking for a challenge, I would warmly recommend a Korsnas sweater. (I have made few wrist warmers and a purse but the sweater is yet on my to-do-list.) Here is a picture from the book.While dreaming of a Korsnas sweater I have been on the sock front mainly. Have put many rows on the grey knee high and the second one is around the heel. Last week I took a quick visit to my LYS again. I was not going to buy anything (the truth) but to have a chat with the owner and a look at the new yarn for the fall. And there was this Austermann Step sock yarn:At first sight that does not look too fabulous, but look closer: it says with Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil!!Did a test piece: another knee high. The yarn felt very nice, I have rough and irritated skin on my hands most of the time and this actually felt like a treatment. So instead of having your skin care money flow only into the pharmacies some of it could make a small stream into the yarn shop. Yet another excuse for buying more yarn, not only for your head and heart but your skin as well.
We had a lovely weather during the weekend. Here some pictures to prove it.